French Beer Tax Stunts Growth

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A mixed crate of Page 24 beers made up of Blonde, Blanche, Original... News PhotoAgriculture,Alcohol,Beer - Alcohol,Bill,Blond Hair,Brewery,Cereal Plant,Crate,Drink,Economy,Europe,France,Home Finances,Horizontal,Machinery,Making,Produced,Tax,WheatPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA mixed crate of Page 24 beers made up of Blonde, Blanche, Original and Ambree, produced by the brewer Brasserie Saint Germain, are seen stored at the brewery in Aix-Noulette, in France, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Producers of beer in France, for instance, say any development plans they had have been 'nipped in the bud' by Hollande's plan to boost the tax on the drink next year. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg via Getty Images